Make a Splash Pocket Card

CTMH Make a Splash Pocket Card w/ Insert

I love this Make a Splash Pocket Card! The layering. The unique way of creating the pocket for a note. The color combination. And of course, this fun Make a Splash Stamp Set. You might recall I posted a card that used this same Make a Splash Stamp Set a couple of weeks ago HERE. … Read more Make a Splash Pocket Card

Social Distancing Make It Monday, 14th Edition

A Budding Friendship Card Closeup

Today’s Social Distancing Make It Monday project is going to be a little different from the past. But only slightly. As usual, I’m sharing a fabulous FREE pattern with you. In addition, I’m sharing this video that will not only guide you through the creation of my card pictured above, but also teach you some … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday, 14th Edition

Heat Embossed Garden Tags Cards

CTMH Heat Embosed Garden Tag Card

Today I want to show you how you can create Heat Embossed Garden Tags Cards using Close To My Heart’s Stamp of the Month. This month’s Stamp of the Month, Garden Tags, might be intimidating for some if they have an aversion to coloring in images. However, there’s absolutely no requirement that you color these … Read more Heat Embossed Garden Tags Cards

DIY Americana Decor

CTMH Americana Decor Tags

Yesterday Close To My Heart did a blog post with a wonderful DIY Americana Decor tutorial. With the 4th of July right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to create this stunning home decor piece! Just in time for the fourth of July, follow along with us in this DIY décor session … Read more DIY Americana Decor

FREE Stamp Set with Purchase

CTMH FREE Stamp Set Offer

Today through the end of June, I’m offering a FREE Stamp Set with purchase. That’s right this adorable punny stamp set–which cannot be purchased separately–can be yours with any $50 purchase. You can make your purchase through my online store. Likewise, you could email me your order. Either way qualifies you for this offer exclusively … Read more FREE Stamp Set with Purchase

Want to Become a Close To My Heart Consultant?

CTMH Straight To The Top Product Bundle

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to become a Close To My Heart Consultant”? If so, now is a great time to do so! As a Consultant, one of the benefits you receive is getting preview periods of new product. Right now, you can order and play with products from our upcoming July-August … Read more Want to Become a Close To My Heart Consultant?

Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

CTMH Pre-K Layout Closeup

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE scrapbook layout pattern with you. Now that school is out for the summer, you may be looking to document the school year (or perhaps past school years!) This pattern is a great intro page. A pattern to focus on that school photo taken … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

FAQs About Close To My Heart Papers

CTMH Red Cardstock Bundle

Today we are going to discuss some of the common FAQs about Close To My Heart papers. As a papercrafter you’ll start to become aware of differences in papers. From the weight of the paper to the properties of that paper. There are definitely differences among papers from different manufacturers. WEIGHT Let’s start with the … Read more FAQs About Close To My Heart Papers

The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

CTMH Make a Splash Handmade Card

This super adorable handmade card I received from Roberta Byker sure is the perfect pick me up card! While it’s definitely not gloomy here in California today, I still love this card! The funny thing is that I’ve been torn about whether or not to get this Make a Splash Stamp Set. It really is … Read more The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

Make the Easiest Handmade Card

Laughter Picture My Life Handmade Card

Today I’m going to show you how to make the easiest handmade card. If you aren’t familiar with Close To My Heart’s Picture My Life (“PML”) Cards, you’re about to fall in love! PML Cards are perfect for Pocket Scrapbooking. However, they are also quite amazing for cardmaking, too! With each *NEW* paper collection that … Read more Make the Easiest Handmade Card

A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack + Stickers

Today I wanted to share a closer look at the CTMH Brushed Collection. Last week I shared that they brought back this popular collection as well as the plans to host a FREE Virtual Craft Event using this collection. Yesterday, CTMH shared a video that gives you a closer look at not only the stunning … Read more A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

Social Distancing Make It Monday 12th Edition

CTMH Little Things Handmade Card

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE card pattern with you. As you can see with this pattern, by simply rotating the pattern you can achieve multiple looks to your handmade card. It’s an easy trick, but perhaps one we don’t consider too often, right? I chose to use our … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday 12th Edition

One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

One of a Kind Virtual Event

It’s almost the weekend so who’s ready for a One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event? We know how COVID-19 Coronavirus is affecting our day to day lives. We want to keep contact with you and keep the crafting industry alive especially when there are no physical scrapbooking conventions anytime soon due to the … Read more One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

FREE Virtual Craft Event

CTMH Virtual Brushed Craft Event

Close To My Heart is offering another fun and FREE Virtual Craft Event! Join us on June 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm (MDT) – right on the CTMH Facebook page! We will be creating one single page layout, three 2-page layouts, and 8 cards using our *NEW* exclusive Brushed collection. If you’d like to create … Read more FREE Virtual Craft Event

Graduation Cap Favor Box

Graduation Cap Favor Boxes

Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a Graduation Cap Favor Box. It felt appropriate to share this fun project today as it’s my kids’ last day of school. It’s also a time when many are not having the opportunity to celebrate rites of passages such as graduation ceremonies. These would make a … Read more Graduation Cap Favor Box